The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT jobs advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 28 47 14
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -33
Permanent jobs citing Linux 95 47 89
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 6.72% 4.33% 10.21%
As % of the Operating Systems category 30.45% 18.29% 36.48%
Number of salaries quoted 62 43 75
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £35,000 £34,743
10% offered a salary of more than £61,750 £52,500 £53,400
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
Linux
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in permanent jobs advertised in the Essex region.

Operating Systems Category
Essex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
312 257 244
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 22.08% 23.66% 27.98%
Number of salaries quoted 221 216 205
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £22,500 £25,200
10% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Linux across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Linux
Salary Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Linux across the Essex region.

Linux Salary Trend in Essex

Linux
Salary Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Linux across the Essex region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Linux Salary Histogram in Essex

Linux
Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Essex region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Brentwood +3 32 £45,000 -14.28% 2
Colchester +10 15 £45,000 -5.26%
Harlow 0 5 £25,000 -33.33%
Chelmsford 0 3 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Witham - 2 £35,000 -
Saffron Walden -2 1 £45,000 +28.57%
Linux
East of England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Essex region citing Linux also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Linux.

1 132 (78.57%) Windows
2 59 (35.12%) VMware
3 57 (33.93%) Oracle
4 50 (29.76%) VMware Infrastructure
5 48 (28.57%) SAN
6 47 (27.98%) SQL
6 47 (27.98%) Finance
7 44 (26.19%) UNIX
8 43 (25.60%) SQL Server
9 40 (23.81%) Firewall
10 36 (21.43%) Red Hat
11 34 (20.24%) Cisco
12 32 (19.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 31 (18.45%) IBM
13 31 (18.45%) Microsoft
14 30 (17.86%) ITIL
15 28 (16.67%) Citrix
15 28 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
16 27 (16.07%) IIS
16 27 (16.07%) JBoss
17 24 (14.29%) Perl
18 23 (13.69%) NetApp
19 20 (11.90%) Relational Database
19 20 (11.90%) Disaster Recovery
19 20 (11.90%) Windows Server 2008
19 20 (11.90%) Subversion
20 19 (11.31%) MS Exchange
21 18 (10.71%) HP
22 17 (10.12%) Active Directory
22 17 (10.12%) DNS

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Essex region citing Linux also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Linux. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 27 (16.07%) IIS
1 27 (16.07%) JBoss
2 19 (11.31%) MS Exchange
3 15 (8.93%) GlassFish
3 15 (8.93%) WebLogic
4 14 (8.33%) Tomcat
5 13 (7.74%) WebSphere
6 12 (7.14%) Apache
6 12 (7.14%) OpenStack
7 10 (5.95%) Exchange Server 2010
8 8 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (2.38%) Lync
9 4 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (1.19%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.60%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.60%) WordPress
Applications
1 11 (6.55%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
2 6 (3.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (5.36%) AWD
2 4 (2.38%) SAP Business One
3 1 (0.60%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.60%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 12 (7.14%) IBM SmartCloud
2 1 (0.60%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (28.57%) SAN
2 40 (23.81%) Firewall
3 17 (10.12%) DNS
4 16 (9.52%) WAN
5 13 (7.74%) LAN
5 13 (7.74%) VoIP
6 12 (7.14%) Intranet
7 10 (5.95%) BIG-IP
7 10 (5.95%) NAS
8 8 (4.76%) Internet
9 6 (3.57%) DHCP
9 6 (3.57%) Asterisk PBX
10 5 (2.98%) Multicast
10 5 (2.98%) TCP/IP
10 5 (2.98%) VPN
10 5 (2.98%) MPLS
10 5 (2.98%) BGP
11 4 (2.38%) OSPF
11 4 (2.38%) DWDM
11 4 (2.38%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (25.60%) SQL Server
2 20 (11.90%) Relational Database
3 11 (6.55%) Oracle Database
4 10 (5.95%) RDBMS
5 8 (4.76%) MySQL
6 6 (3.57%) MS Access
7 5 (2.98%) Firebird
8 4 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (2.38%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (2.38%) TKPROF
9 3 (1.79%) SQLPlus
10 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 20 (11.90%) Subversion
2 10 (5.95%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 10 (5.95%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.79%) JIRA
4 2 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.19%) MSTest
5 1 (0.60%) Maven
5 1 (0.60%) JUnit
5 1 (0.60%) Visual Studio
General
1 47 (27.98%) Finance
2 14 (8.33%) Telecoms
3 8 (4.76%) Law
4 6 (3.57%) Automotive
5 5 (2.98%) Legal
5 5 (2.98%) Banking
6 4 (2.38%) Electronics
7 3 (1.79%) Retail
8 1 (0.60%) Marketing
8 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 26 (15.48%) Analyst
2 18 (10.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 15 (8.93%) Administrator
3 15 (8.93%) Systems Administrator
4 14 (8.33%) Team Leader
4 14 (8.33%) Server Engineer
5 10 (5.95%) Systems Engineer
5 10 (5.95%) Automation Engineer
6 9 (5.36%) Support Analyst
6 9 (5.36%) Infrastructure Team Leader
7 8 (4.76%) DBA
7 8 (4.76%) Capacity Analyst
8 7 (4.17%) Architect
8 7 (4.17%) Oracle DBA
9 6 (3.57%) Support Engineer
9 6 (3.57%) Programmer
9 6 (3.57%) Developer
9 6 (3.57%) Infrastructure Manager
9 6 (3.57%) Infrastructure Architect
9 6 (3.57%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (9.52%) .NET
2 13 (7.74%) Flash
3 9 (5.36%) Middleware
4 5 (2.98%) LAMP
5 3 (1.79%) J2EE
5 3 (1.79%) Struts
5 3 (1.79%) Spring
6 2 (1.19%) XML
6 2 (1.19%) SOAP
6 2 (1.19%) jQuery
6 2 (1.19%) JPA
7 1 (0.60%) OAuth
7 1 (0.60%) iOS SDK
7 1 (0.60%) REST
7 1 (0.60%) Android SDK
7 1 (0.60%) Hibernate
7 1 (0.60%) HTML
7 1 (0.60%) ODBC
7 1 (0.60%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.60%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.55%) iSeries
2 10 (5.95%) Management Information System
3 9 (5.36%) AS400
4 6 (3.57%) N-Tier
5 5 (2.98%) Clustering
5 5 (2.98%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.98%) Statistics
6 4 (2.38%) Equities
7 3 (1.79%) IVR
8 2 (1.19%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.19%) EqualLogic
9 1 (0.60%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.60%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.60%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.60%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.60%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.60%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.60%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.60%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 132 (78.57%) Windows
2 44 (26.19%) UNIX
3 32 (19.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 28 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 20 (11.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (7.74%) Solaris
7 12 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (6.55%) AIX
9 10 (5.95%) Windows 7
10 9 (5.36%) CentOS
11 8 (4.76%) Ubuntu
12 6 (3.57%) Windows 8
13 3 (1.79%) Android
13 3 (1.79%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.60%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.60%) Embedded Linux
14 1 (0.60%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.60%) Debian
14 1 (0.60%) Fedora
14 1 (0.60%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (17.86%) ITIL
2 20 (11.90%) Disaster Recovery
3 16 (9.52%) System Testing
4 14 (8.33%) Capacity Management
4 14 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
4 14 (8.33%) Migration
5 13 (7.74%) Change Management
6 12 (7.14%) Service Delivery
6 12 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
7 11 (6.55%) Load Balancing
7 11 (6.55%) Logistics
8 10 (5.95%) Project Management
8 10 (5.95%) ERP
9 7 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (4.17%) High Availability
10 6 (3.57%) Technical Analysis
10 6 (3.57%) Mentoring
10 6 (3.57%) Business Continuity
10 6 (3.57%) Asset Management
10 6 (3.57%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (27.98%) SQL
2 24 (14.29%) Perl
3 14 (8.33%) PowerShell
4 13 (7.74%) Bash Shell
4 13 (7.74%) Python
5 10 (5.95%) PL/SQL
5 10 (5.95%) Korn
6 8 (4.76%) Java
6 8 (4.76%) C
7 5 (2.98%) T-SQL
7 5 (2.98%) Embedded C
8 4 (2.38%) C++
8 4 (2.38%) PHP
9 3 (1.79%) C#
10 2 (1.19%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.60%) Delphi
11 1 (0.60%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.60%) XAML
11 1 (0.60%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.60%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 16 (9.52%) Degree
2 9 (5.36%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (4.76%) MCSE
4 5 (2.98%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (2.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (2.38%) JNCIE
5 4 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (2.38%) CCIE
6 3 (1.79%) OCP
6 3 (1.79%) OCA
6 3 (1.79%) Oracle Certification
7 2 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (1.19%) ISEB
8 1 (0.60%) MCP
8 1 (0.60%) MOS
8 1 (0.60%) MCITP
8 1 (0.60%) RHCE
8 1 (0.60%) CCNP
8 1 (0.60%) CCNA
8 1 (0.60%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 50 (29.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (10.12%) Active Directory
3 14 (8.33%) vSphere
4 13 (7.74%) Hyper-V
4 13 (7.74%) Xen
5 12 (7.14%) vCloud
6 10 (5.95%) VMware ESX
7 7 (4.17%) XenServer
8 4 (2.38%) XenDesktop
8 4 (2.38%) Terminal Services
8 4 (2.38%) XenApp
9 3 (1.79%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.60%) NFS
Systems Management
1 14 (8.33%) Tivoli
1 14 (8.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 13 (7.74%) SCOM
3 10 (5.95%) Puppet
3 10 (5.95%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (5.95%) Ansible
4 6 (3.57%) Opsview
5 5 (2.98%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 5 (2.98%) WSUS
6 4 (2.38%) SCCM
6 4 (2.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (1.19%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.60%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 59 (35.12%) VMware
2 57 (33.93%) Oracle
3 36 (21.43%) Red Hat
4 34 (20.24%) Cisco
5 31 (18.45%) IBM
5 31 (18.45%) Microsoft
6 28 (16.67%) Citrix
7 23 (13.69%) NetApp
8 18 (10.71%) HP
9 13 (7.74%) BMC
10 11 (6.55%) F5
11 10 (5.95%) MKS
11 10 (5.95%) SaltStack
12 8 (4.76%) Symantec
13 5 (2.98%) Brocade
13 5 (2.98%) CheckPoint
13 5 (2.98%) Juniper
13 5 (2.98%) SAP
13 5 (2.98%) Sun
14 4 (2.38%) Polycom
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